P&O Pacific Explorer – departing Melbourne

15 DECEMBER 2023 | 4 nights
Sailing to Kangaroo Island (return)

P&O Go Fare – Lowest Fare Available
P&O Value Fare –  Up to $100 Onboard Credit* + $1pp Deposits
P&O Value Plus Fare – Up to $100 Onboard Credit* + Soft Drink Package^ + Wifi^  + $1pp Deposits

On sale until 28 February 2023

* per cabin, ^first two guests in room

4 Nights | Australia | P&O Cruises Australia: Pacific Explorer

Day 1:
Melbourne Australia
Mon 13 Feb 2023 | Depart 4:00 PM

Day 2:
At Sea
Tue 14 Feb 2023

Day 3:
Kangaroo Island Australia
Wed 15 Feb 2023 | 7:00 AM To 6:00 PM

Day 4:
At Sea
Thu 16 Feb 2023

Day 5:
Melbourne Australia
Fri 17 Feb 2023 | Arrive 7:00 AM

Pacific Explorer ship is one of three in the fleet of P&O Cruises Australia. It is ideal for Australia’s fun and sun loving enthusiasts and has two waterslides, zip lining, a water park, live music and pubs. For dining, there are 12 choices, all of which are included in the cruise fare. For fun and rejuvenation, there are waterslides, adventure activities like rock climbing, zip lining and new stage shows. Pacific Explorer has a Blue Room where guests will have talented Australian musicians playing live every night. For taking onboard entertainment to new levels there is Black Circus with exclusive dinner and a cabaret style show.


  • Leave your worries behind when you enter The Oasis – the calmest spot in the ocean
  • Try your hand at the huge selection of deck games including golf putting, table tennis, quoits and more
  • If you’re up for some extra adventure, join the adrenalin junkies at P&O Edge Adventure Park
  • Let the kids play the day away at zany waterpark with fun interactive water features
  • Try award winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco

Ship facts:

  • 1997
  • 2017
  • England
  • 77,441
  • 21 knots
  • 260 meters
  • 1,998
  • 830
  • International
  • British, Italian
  • 12
  • Yes
  • 11
  • Yes
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*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories at publication date (30 Nov 2022), inclusive of all discounts, charges, and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 30 Nov 2022 and ends 28 Feb 2023. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers available on P&O’s Value and Value Plus fare types only. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some rooms have obstructed views. ~Fare based on specified departure dates. Different fares apply to other dates listed. #AU$1 deposit per person is non-refundable and deposit conditions differ from the standard P&O Booking and Travel Conditions. Offer applies to cruises departing from 14 February 2023 booked at least 76 days prior to departure. Pay AU$1 per person deposit upfront, $100 per person 2nd deposit due 60 days after making reservation and the remainder of the standard adult deposit amount for all passengers, including children as follows – for cruises departing between 1 Jul 2023 and 31 Aug 2023, 95 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 1 Sep 2023 and 31 Oct 2023, 150 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 1 Nov 2023 and 31 Dec 2023, 180 days prior to departure; for cruises departing after 1 Jan 2024, 250 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 14 Feb 2023 and 30 Jun 2023, remainder of deposit and final payment for cruise is due 75 days before departure. AU$1 per person deposit, does not apply to the Australian Explorer Itineraries (X427, X427B, X427C, X427D, X427E.) and Solar Eclipse Cruise Ex Fremantle X320. Standard cancellation and refunds conditions otherwise apply as per Booking and Travel Conditions listed. ^Onboard Spending Money (‘OBS’) is per room in AUD. Amount varies by room type and itinerary duration as specified and is applied to the first 2 guests only in a room. Guests can get up to a maximum of $300 per room. For cruises 2-6 nights: Interior/ Oceanview rooms are eligible for $50 OBS per room. Balcony/Mini Suite/Suite rooms are eligible for $100 OBS per room. For cruises 7-11 nights: Interior/Oceanview rooms are eligible for $100 OBS per room, Balcony/Mini Suite/ Suite rooms are eligible for $200 OBS per room For cruises 12+ nights: Interior/Oceanview rooms are eligible for $150 OBS per room, Balcony/Mini Suite/Suite rooms are eligible for $300 OBS per room. Australian Explorer cruises (28 nights+) receive up to $500 onboard spending money per room (interior and oceanview receive $250 per room, balcony and above receive $500 per room). Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable and not redeemable for cash A 1.5% surcharge for Visa and Mastercard and a 2.75% surcharge for Amex applies. †For P&O Short Breaks, if your cruise is unable to visit the destination on its itinerary because of an unforeseen circumstance such as weather, civil unrest, or a mechanical issue, we will endeavour to visit an alternative destination deemed safe by the Captain. Vaccination requirements apply. Government guidelines may result in a requirement to quarantine during or after your cruise and may restrict your ability to participate in shore tours or disembark the ship at ports we visit during your cruise. See for more information. Guidelines are subject to change without notice and as such, our actual cruise offerings may vary from the descriptions provided and images displayed. Cruise itineraries are not guaranteed. To be read in conjunction with the P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage Conditions available at which passengers will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as P&O Cruises Australia. ABN 23 107 998 443.

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4 nights
Departing 15 – 19 Dec 2023

From AUD$545pp

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